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Michele Zappitelli, MD

Supervisor: Dr. Stuart L. Goldstein
Award: Shire Biochem - KRESCENT Joint Fellowship
Institution: Texas Children's Hospital
Year: 2005-2007

Dr. Michele Zappitelli is a fellow in paediatric nephrology who obtained his M.D. at McGill University in Montreal and will complete a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Stuart Goldstein at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, one of the largest pediatric centres in North America. Dr. Zappitelli’s research will explore the nutritional and energy needs of critically ill children who develop acute renal failure in the intensive care unit. Poor nutrition can hinder recovery, delay wound healing and contribute to negative outcomes, and his research is intended to increase understanding of the nutritional needs of critically ill children with acute renal failure and, ultimately, contribute to improved recovery.